DJ Handle: DJ Royale How I got it: My boy Timmy — RIP Real name: That’s classified! But my first name is Bradley What I play: Hip hop, triphop, downtempo, breaks, electro Catch me at: I’ve played Greene Street Club, the Venue and Club Orion Upcoming shows: The High Point Road Ham’s on July 10; Club Orion on Aug. 18 Got in the game: About 10 years ago! Why I do it: I have always been involved with music since I was a kid. I’ve played several instruments throughout my youth, including guitar and trumpet. When I was young, I would get in trouble for scratching Alvin & the Chipmunks records. Guess it was meant to be. Influences: Grand Master Flash, Jam Master Jay, Babu, Q-bert, J-roc, DJ Revolution, Premier, Pete Rock, Spinbad, A-trak and Jazzy Jeff to name a few…. First pro gig: Fuzzy Duck on West Market St. Favorite technique: Orbits, flares, chirps and stabs. Personal playlist: Underground hip hop, rap (i.e. radio), jazz, funk, talk radio and
some alternative (only the real). Favorite albums: Nas — Illmatic, Mobb Deep — The Infamous, Notorious BIG — Ready to Die, DJ Revolution — In 12s We Trust, Beat Junkies — Sound Bombing 1, 2 & 3 and Wu Tang Clan — 36 Chambers. My gear: Live: Technics 1200sl mk2’s, Rane 57sl with Serato, Macbook Pro. Studio: iMac i7, Axion Pro 49, Akai apc40, KRK and M-Audio studio monitors, Mackie 1202 vlc pro mixer, Logic pro, Reason 4.0, M-powered Pro tools, Ableton Live 8, Fast Track Pro. Website: www.myspace.com/djroyale420 I’d like to add: Shouts to the Phive Mics, Golden Spiral Tattoo, Snake Eats Rats Clothing, Treez, Benton, Ruger, SK, Dom and to all the people who have been there to support me over the years. I couldn’t have done it without you.